Dexter Gordon

Dexter Gordon
Real name
Dexter Gordon
Born
February 27, 1923
Died
April 25, 1990
Country
United States
IPI
00012357908
00012358023
Comments
Jazz tenor saxophonist who primarily played bop and hard bop. He also starred in the 1986 film "Round Midnight" (1986) for which he received an Academy Award nomination.
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Originals

Title Performer Release date Covered by
1977 Janusz Muniak
1962 (19 artists)
1971 Joshua Breakstone
1961 The Emily Remler Quartet
1969 (16 artists)
1978 (8 artists)
1961 Sam Taylor Quartet
1966 Dan Nimmer Trio
1948 (3 artists)
1961 (3 artists)
August 1964 (6 artists)
1975 Kirk Lightsey Trio with Chet Baker
1970 Jason Bodlovich
August 1969 (3 artists)

Covers by Dexter Gordon

Title Performer Release date Originally by
1972 Miles Davis with Sonny Rollins and Horace Silver, Percy Heath, Kenny Clarke
1977 Quintet
1981 Judy Campbell
December 1963 Dizzy Gillespie
1978 Frances Williams
1956 J. Harold Murray
1980 Nat "King" Cole
1970 Thelonious Monk Trio, Abbey Lincoln
1978 Ambrose and His Orchestra
1970 Ambrose and His Orchestra
1973 Ambrose and His Orchestra
1981 Mel Tormé with Sonny Burke and His Orchestra
December 1963 Count Basie and His Orchestra
1980 Ruby Hill, Harold Nicholas
1973 Harry James and His Orchestra
1956 Dizzy Gillespie Jazzmen
1955 Julie London
August 1965 Maxine Sullivan, Louis Armstrong, Bill Bailey, The Dandridge Sisters, The Rhythmettes and The Deep River Boys
1956 Maxine Sullivan, Louis Armstrong, Bill Bailey, The Dandridge Sisters, The Rhythmettes and The Deep River Boys
1975 [Unknown]
October 12, 2004 Ambrose and His Orchestra
August 1964 Billie Holiday
1955 Cab Calloway
1966 Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra
1973 Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra
1971 Deek Watson & His Brown Dots
1950 Bing Crosby
1991 Dizzy Gillespie and His All Stars
1981 Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
1974 Miles Davis-Charlie Parker
1966 Jacques Renard & His Orchestra
1981 Randy Weston
1970 João Gilberto, Peggy Lee
1977 João Gilberto
1974 Bob Hope
1973 Benny Krueger and His Orchestra
1971 Sarah Vaughan, Orchestra under the direction of Tad Dameron
1962 Jane Withers
1955 Peter Lind Hayes, Eddie Quillan, Frank Jenks & Robert Paige
1977 Woody Herman and His Orchestra
1975 Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
1955 Bob Allen and The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
1978 Bob Allen and The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
1961 Doris Day
1983 Doris Day
1961 Ella Logan
1973 Earl Hines and His Orchestra
1970 Earl Hines and His Orchestra
1975 Red McKenzie & His Orchestra
1976 Lil Green
1969 Tadd Dameron Septet
1977 Emil Newman
1962 Kathryn Crawford, June Shafer, Ida Pearson and Stella Friend
1980 Ray Noble and His Orchestra
1947 Benny Goodman
1978 The George Shearing Quintet
1978 Connie Boswell
1966 Agostinho dos Santos
1969 Isaura Garcia
1973 Miles Davis All Stars
1975 Erroll Garner Trio
1978 John Coltrane
1975 Mayo Methot
1952 Walter Barnes and His Royal Creolians
1975 John Coltrane
1974 Larry Clinton & His Orchestra
1971 Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra - Vocal refrain by Frank Sinatra
1975 Tiny Grimes Quintette
1977 Gene Ammons and His Sextet
1971 Gerry Mulligan and Thelonious Monk
1977 Cootie Williams and His Orchestra
December 1963 Charlie Parker Quintet
1974 Doris Day
1980 Glenn Miller and His Orchestra - Vocal refrain by Ray Eberle and The Modernaires
1967 Dexter Gordon's All Stars
1978 Benny Goodman Sextet
1966 Count Basie and His Orchestra
1970 Count Basie and His Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie
1977 Gene Krupa & His Orchestra
1961 Orchestra conducted by Alfred Newman
1973 John Coltrane
1974 Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra
1970 Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra
Sophisticated Lady Dexter Gordon Quartet 1979 Unverified
1973 The New Miles Davis Quintet
1974 The New Miles Davis Quintet
1971 Helen O'Connell and Bob Eberly with Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
1974 The Horace Silver Quintet
1985 Abbie Mitchell
1950 Gus Arnheim Coconut Grove Orchestra
1948 Gus Arnheim Coconut Grove Orchestra
1955 Sarah Vaughan with George Treadwell's Orchestra
1970 The King Cole Trio
1961 Margaret Whiting
1972 Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger
1973 Adele Astaire
1969 Johnny Mandel
1973 Johnny Mandel
1978 Ethel Merman & Ray Middleton
August 1969 Alexander Vertinsky
1962 Richard Bold and Rosalind Fuller
1970 Dick Haymes with Victor Young and His Orchestra, Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra
1992 John Kirby and His Onyx Club Boys
August 1964 Ethel Waters, Andy Kirk and His Twelve Clouds of Joy
1973 Thelonious Monk Quintet
1973 Violet Loraine
1969 Bob Crosby and His Orchestra
1962 Bunny Berigan and His Orchestra
1966 Norman Wisdom
December 1963 Ted FioRito & His Orchestra
1973 Fay Templeton
1956 Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra
1969 Carol Bruce
1977 Jack Hylton & His Orchestra
1980 Mary Lawlor and Stanley Smith
August 1964 Tony Martin
1973 Tony Martin
1961 Dick Haymes & Harry James and His Orchestra
1973 Dick Haymes & Harry James and His Orchestra

Songs written by Dexter Gordon

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
Apple Jump Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon Quartet 1977 Covered by Janusz Muniak
Cheese Cake Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon 1962 Covered by (19 artists)
Evergreenish Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon 1971 Covered by Joshua Breakstone
For Regulars Only Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon 1961 Covered by The Emily Remler Quartet
Fried Bananas Dexter Gordon, Anne Phillips Dexter Gordon 1969 Covered by (16 artists)
I Want More Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon 1961 Covered by Sam Taylor Quartet
Le coiffeur Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon, Bobby Hutcherson, Barry Harris, Bob Cranshaw, Billy Higgins 1966 Covered by Dan Nimmer Trio
Rainbow People Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon August 1969 Covered by (3 artists)
Setting the Pace Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon's All Stars 1948 Covered by (3 artists)
Society Red Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon 1961 Covered by (3 artists)
Soy Califa Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon August 1964 Covered by (6 artists)
The Girl with the Purple Eyes Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon & Orchestra 1975 Covered by Kirk Lightsey Trio with Chet Baker
The Panther Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon 1970 Covered by Jason Bodlovich

Releases

Albums

Title Performer Release date Label
A Day in Copenhagen Dexter Gordon & Slide Hampton 1969 MPS
All Souls' The Rob Agerbeek Trio featuring Dexter Gordon 1973 Dexterity Records
A Swingin' Affair Dexter Gordon August 1964 Blue Note
Biting the Apple Dexter Gordon Quartet 1977 SteepleChase
Blues a la Suisse Dexter Gordon 1974 Prestige
Ca'Purange Dexter Gordon 1972 Prestige
Daddy Plays the Horn Dexter Gordon Quartet 1956 Bethlehem Records
Dexter Blows Hot and Cool Dexter Gordon 1955 Dootone
Dexter Calling... Dexter Gordon 1961 Blue Note
Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon 1950 Dial
Doin' Allright Dexter Gordon 1961 Blue Note
Generation Dexter Gordon 1973 Prestige
Gettin' Around Dexter Gordon, Bobby Hutcherson, Barry Harris, Bob Cranshaw, Billy Higgins 1966 Blue Note
Go Dexter Gordon 1962 Blue Note
Gotham City Dexter Gordon 1981 Columbia
Homecoming Dexter Gordon 1977 Columbia
It's You or No One Dexter Gordon Quartet 1983 SteepleChase
I Want More Dexter Gordon Quartet 1980 SteepleChase
Lady Like - Miriam Klein Sings Billie Holiday Miriam Klein, Roy Eldridge, Dexter Gordon, Slide Hampton 1973 MPS
Landslide Dexter Gordon 1980 Blue Note
Lullaby for a Monster Dexter Gordon Trio 1991 SteepleChase
Lullaby for a Monster Dexter Gordon Trio 1981 SteepleChase
Manhattan Symphonie Dexter Gordon Quartet 1978 Columbia
Midnight Dream Dexter Gordon 1992 WestWind
More Power Dexter Gordon 1969 Prestige
More Than You Know Dexter Gordon & Orchestra 1975 SteepleChase
One Flight Up Dexter Gordon August 1965 Blue Note
Our Man in Paris Dexter Gordon December 1963 Blue Note
Setting the Pace Booker Ervin with Dexter Gordon, Reggie Workman, Alan Dawson and Jaki Byard 1967 Prestige
Silver Blue Al Cohn - Dexter Gordon - Barry Harris - Louis Hayes - Sam Jones - Blue Mitchell - Sam Noto 1977 Xanadu Records
Some Other Spring - Blues and Ballads Karin Krog & Dexter Gordon 1970 Sonet
Sophisticated Giant Dexter Gordon 1977 Columbia
Stable Mable Dexter Gordon Quartet 1975 SteepleChase
The Apartment Dexter Gordon Quartet 1974 SteepleChase
The Chase! Gene Ammons & Dexter Gordon 1971 Prestige
The Complete Prestige Recordings Dexter Gordon October 12, 2004 Prestige
The Jumpin' Blues Dexter Gordon 1971 Prestige
The Panther! Dexter Gordon 1970 Prestige
The Shadow of Your Smile Dexter Gordon Quartet 1985 SteepleChase
The Source Jackie McLean featuring Dexter Gordon 1974 SteepleChase
The Tower of Power Dexter Gordon August 1969 Prestige
Who's Who in Jazz Presents - Lionel Hampton With Dexter Gordon Lionel Hampton with Dexter Gordon 1978 Who's Who in Jazz

EPs

Title Performer Release date Label
Tangerine Dexter Gordon 1975 Prestige

Singles

Title Performer Release date Label
Citizen' Bop Dexter Gordon with Orchestra 1952 Swing Time
Lullaby in Rhythm Dexter Gordon Quintet 1947 Dial
Settin' the Pace - Part One Dexter Gordon's All Stars 1948 Savoy Records
Sweet and Lovely Dexter Gordon - James Moody Quintet 1948 Dial

Performances also appear on

Title Performer Release date Label
Black California various artists 1976 Savoy Jazz

Tributes

Title Performer Release date Label
A Letter to Dexter George Cables Trio June 10, 2011 Kind of Blue
Blues for Dexter Jason Bodlovich May 2003 Moonrise
Dexternity The Eric Ineke Jazzxpress September 2016 Daybreak [1]